DriveWorks World June 2012

DriveWorks, the premiere design automation tool for SolidWorks, has just wrapped up their summer conference held near their headquarters in Cheshire, England. The week long event started off with certification in both the solo and pro editions of the software. The entire DriveWorks' team was on hand to answer questions and show even veteran users new ways of bringing their ideas to life. Once the certifications were complete, the users were treated to breakout sessions covering the advanced features found in the pro edition. Topics included: Modeling techniques; Advanced Form Controls; Using Specification Flow; 3D Works; Modifing web themes; introduction to DriveWorks API. The days were packed with loads of […]

No one wants to buy PLM…Part 7 of an infinite series

  I am a PLM sales person…and the title of this blog entry may imply that I am whining about my job. While I am not immune to the occasional emotional episode / mild tantrum, the title of this blog entry has a purpose. I assure you that this purpose has nothing to do with my emotional state. Companies that contact InFlow are generally not looking to buy a PLM solution. Rather, they are looking to solve complex issues in their organization. Often times, the connection between the issue and the definition of PLM is somewhat cloudy. Therefore, my goal in this series is to discuss some of these challenges […]

No one wants to buy PLM…Part 5 of an infinite series

I am a PLM sales person…and the title of this blog entry may imply that I am whining about my job. While I am not immune to the occasional emotional episode / mild tantrum, the title of this blog entry has a purpose. I assure you that this purpose has nothing to do with my emotional state. Companies that contact InFlow are generally not looking to buy a PLM solution. Rather, they are looking to solve complex issues in their organization. Often times, the connection between the issue and the definition of PLM is somewhat cloudy. Therefore, my goal in this series is to discuss some of these challenges that […]

Impressions of DriveWorks 6.0

After installing and upgrading to DriveWorks 6.0, I was very impressed by many of the new enhancements.  The user interface has been drastically improved,  it’s much more user friendly and easier to navigate.  Normal windows operations such as undo and redo are available and you can now copy and paste controls from form to form.  I was pleased to see that you can now rename form controls and DriveWorks will automatically fix references to that control in rules and other places it would be used within DriveWorks Administrator.  The new quick picks for opening Groups and Projects make it much easier to begin modifying your applications right where you left […]